Alleged torture victims testify in Burge case

January 21, 2011

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Federal prosecutors are delving deep into local history,  focusing on racism in Chicago and police misconduct. 

They presented three and a half hours of testimony today to Judge Joan Lefkow. They're trying to put Jon Burge's conviction into a larger context as the judge prepares to sentence the former Chicago Police commander tomorrow.

WBEZ's Melba Lara spoke with criminal justice reporter Robert Wildeboer.